True conservatives are joining the side of light. Let's just hope that it's not too late.
Newest to jump the neocon ship of fools is Paul Craig Roberts, who was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury in the Reagan administration, Associate Editor of the Wall Street Journal editorial page, and Contributing Editor of National Review. In other words, his credentials as a bona fide conservative are above reproach.
Which makes it all the more telling that he is willing to come out with such a forceful piece on the Bush Maladminstration: He has a lengthy think-piece, Who Will Save America? My Epiphany, that is a must-read. It's a little long -- and a bit too self-centered (like I should talk...) -- but what he has to say will send chills through you. Excerpts:
When I saw that the neoconservative response to 9/11 was to turn a war against stateless terrorism into military attacks on Muslim states, I realized that the Bush administration was committing a strategic blunder with open-ended disastrous consequences for the US that, in the end, would destroy Bush, the Republican Party, and the conservative movement.There's much more in this lengthy article. Don't miss it -- it's on the Counterpunch website .
* * * * *We have reached a point where the Bush administration is determined to totally eclipse the people. Bewitched by neoconservatives and lustful for power, the Bush administration and the Republican Party are aligning themselves firmly against the American people. Their first victims, of course, were the true conservatives. Having eliminated internal opposition, the Bush administration is now using blackmail obtained through illegal spying on American citizens to silence the media and the opposition party.
* * * * *Before flinching at my assertion of blackmail, ask yourself why President Bush refuses to obey the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. The purpose of the FISA court is to ensure that administrations do not spy for partisan political reasons. The warrant requirement is to ensure that a panel of independent federal judges hears a legitimate reason for the spying, thus protecting a president from the temptation to abuse the powers of government. The only reason for the Bush administration to evade the court is that the Bush administration had no legitimate reasons for its spying. This should be obvious even to a naif.
* * * * *The United States is undergoing a coup against the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, civil liberties, and democracy itself. The "liberal press" has been co-opted. As everyone must know by now, the New York Times has totally failed its First Amendment obligations, allowing Judith Miller to make war propaganda for the Bush administration, suppressing for an entire year the news that the Bush administration was illegally spying on American citizens, and denying coverage to Al Gore's speech that challenged the criminal deeds of the Bush administration.
* * * * *The TV networks mimic Fox News' faux patriotism. Anyone who depends on print, TV, or right-wing talk radio media is totally misinformed. The Bush administration has achieved a de facto Ministry of Propaganda.
And you out there, all of you who are continuing, in the face of all logic and reason, to support this Maladministration, doesn't it give you pause to wonder... If people like Roberts are against Bush, why do you still continue to support him?
Have you ever really thought about why you support Bush?
Is Roberts just plain wrong? If so, where and how? And what if Roberts is right?
What will you do when it's too late and we've slid over into a fascist police state that will be next to impossible to dig ourselves out of?
Damn, I forgot. My bad. Those are some more of those pesky questions that your average Bush Crime Family supporter in the Moron-American voting bloc (like our old blog-buddy Chickenshit Charlie) just can't fathom. Can't even conceive of. Certainly can't answer.